Weight loss may improve pain stemming from osteoarthritis and bunions
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Previous research has shown that overweight or obese individuals with bunions may have success in reducing their foot pain by shedding pounds.

Now, Penn State College of Medicine researchers have reported that getting rid of excess body fat may also be effective in alleviating pain from knee osteoarthritis.

“Individuals who underwent isolated weight loss via bariatric surgery and lost an average of 57 pounds within the first six months significantly improved their knee pain, stiffness and physical function. Quality of life, activities of daily living and sports activity also improved. All of this without other arthritic treatments,” said lead researcher Christopher Edwards.

The news may not come as a surprise, however, since excess weight puts direct pressure on the feet, ankles, knees and hips, all of which are connected to one another. When one of thee joints is compromised, the others are likely to also experience dysfunction at some point.

Individuals with bunions who experience other problems in their lower extremities may want to gauge whether they need to lose weight. Additionally, bunion splints or orthotics may help prevent or correct bunions or hammer toe, making it easier for these people to engage in exercise.

Hammertoe correction center begins enrolling patients in New Jersey
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Hammertoe correction center begins enrolling patients in New Jersey

A new study focuses on bunion patient’s treatment.

Foot pain linked to excess body weight
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Foot pain linked to excess body weight

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about one-third of American adults are overweight, and the same proportion is obese, which amounts to a whopping two-thirds of the population that needs to lose weight.

3D imaging may improve diagnosis of fallen arches
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3D imaging may improve diagnosis of fallen arches

Flatfoot disorder – also known as fallen arches or plantar fasciitis – may not be serious on its own, but may develop into a painful condition when left untreated, and possibly cause secondary conditions like bunions or knee problems.

Three easy steps to remove calluses on bunions
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Three easy steps to remove calluses on bunions

That rubbing that you feel against your bunion as you walk is doing more than causing discomfort, it’s also encouraging the skin on your foot to become hardened and scaly, ultimately resulting in a callus.

Got bunions Try water aerobics
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Got bunions? Try water aerobics

Physical activity is a bit of a catch-22 for people with arthritis, especially when the condition attacks the feet and results in bunions or hammer toe.

Knee injection shown to be ineffective
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Knee injection shown to be ineffective

Individuals with foot problems are more likely than their counterparts in good podiatric health to develop secondary conditions of the lower extremities, including hip pain and knee osteoarthritis.

Post bunion surgery infections costing US healthcare system big
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Post bunion surgery infections costing U.S. healthcare system big

Individuals who are thinking about getting bunion surgery to get rid of prominent deformities of the big toe joint have many things to consider before going under the knife.

Marathoners need not fear sudden death but bunions are another story
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Marathoners need not fear sudden death – but bunions are another story

Hardcore athletes often endure a number of conditions resulting from pushing their bodies to the limit – from overuse deformities like bunions to cardiovascular problems.

Barefoot running can be a pain in the feet
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Barefoot running can be a pain in the feet

The barefoot running trend has both staunch opponents and enthusiastic supporters.